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Story World Mapping (Magic)

All ya’ll fantasy writers out there know how important it is to have your fantasy world mapped out. But I’m not talking just having a map of countries, cities, and geography – although that’s… 450 more words

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Writing Wednesday: On the Market

Our house, that is. The real estate agent came out yesterday afternoon, we signed some stuff, and he took some pictures. And put a sign up in our front yard. 717 more words


And breathe...

Just a quick update to let you know that I have heard from Roy the plot man, and the news is good.  He does have some (as always perceptive and excellent) comments, but his overall view is favourable: “I found this story most enjoyable… Also, I find that you have developed your factual storytelling to include more human emotion and this adds greatly to the overall readability.  189 more words

Poking around perfection with a bird-tipped umbrella: 'Nevermoor: the Trials of Morrigan Crow'

When you hear of a children’s book exploding onto the scene like those whizz-bang fireworks that keep on sparkling (complete with everyone going ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’) what you absolutely want to find out is HOW DID THEY DO IT? 799 more words

Children's Books

Dishes and Planning.

“The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”

-Agatha Christie

Monotony is a good thing. Don’t make anything too precious. Take Dame Agatha’s word for it. She should know.

Is your next story research light or intensive? #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

I like to put things on spectrums. When it comes to considering how research intensive a story will be, the spectrum might look something like this. 598 more words